Appraisal

It is expected that all employees will have an appraisal once a year. Your appraisal is your opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with your manager about your performance looking at:

  • how your role fits with DCC’s organisational goals and the Childrens Improvement Plan
  • a review of recent Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • your aspirations for next year and beyond – identifying aspiring managers of the future
  • goals and objectives to measure your performance for next year
  • identifying any development needs
  • any concerns about your role, your team and the wider organisation

For Social work qualified managers – this applies to those managers who are HCPC registered

For managers who are not SW qualified – you do not need HCPC registration

For social work qualified employees the following applies:

  • You need to include evidence from your role and discuss how it relates to the Knowledge and Skills Statements.
  • Appraisal form that now includes reference to the K&S statements, new team plans and also feedback from children and young people.

For all employees who are not SW qualified (for example Family Practitioners, Referral Co-ordinators (MASH), Personal Assistants (P&T) the following applies:

Continue to use the self assessment tool that was introduced last year. This tool was designed to support a structured evidence based discussion. This is designed to be used across all teams within Children’s Services and Child Protection and it represents the key requirements of the roles.

  • You will need to check with your line manager to see which version they wish to use for your role; there is one that looks for evidence against each key requirement or there is one that looks at an overall evidence requirement.
  • Self Assessment tool where you evidence each key requirement.
  • Self Assessment tool where you provide overall evidence.
  • Guidance notes on how to use the self assessment.
  • Appraisal form that now includes reference to new team plans and also feedback from children and young people.

You may also find it helpful to refer to the guidance on Inside Devon for more general information about appraisals and other ideas on how to prepare.

The annual declaration form that all staff should complete is here.

After the appraisal has taken place:

Managers must update Oracle (via managers self service) with the date of the appraisal meeting and upload the final agreed version of the completed appraisal form.

Development plans should be copied to the Academy Team to inform workforce development planning for the 2016/17 year.